July 20, 1932: "Nine new lookout houses are to be built at an estimated cost of $5,300. [One of] these lookouts will be built on Green butte, located between Elk creek and Cow creek." (Roseburg News-Review)
August 14, 1933: Panorama photos taken by William Birchall and Lester Moe.
August 21, 1941: "Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Wright and Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Harris visited the Green Butte lookout Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harris' son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harris, are spending the fire season there." (The News-Review)
October 24, 1941: "Sunday afternoon the S.A. Harris home was the scene of a delightful party when Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harris were honored with a very lovely miscellaneous shower. Although Mr. and Mrs. Harris were married early in the summer this was the first opportunity their friends had had to so compliment them, as immediately following their wedding in Roseburg they went to the Green Butte lookout where Mr. Harris was stationed by the forest service and at the close of the fire season they moved to Pinehurst." (Roseburg News-Review)
July 10, 1945: "Mrs. Sarah Neiderheiser, lookout for the Green Butte station at Tiller, entertained a party of friends the Fourth of July at the station. Dinner was enjoyed in the high tower of the station and the group enjoyed the fine view of the Sisters and Mt. Pitt." + "Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Buckway have leased the ranch of Mrs. Sarah Neiderheiser in southern Douglas county and are caring for her large herd of stock during the summer, while she is on lookout duty at the Green Butte station, Tiller." (The News-Review)